January 9th, 2006

Chris Keeley

On Friday, the activists caught footage of one of the whaling ships harpooning a minke whale and kil

Headlines for January 9, 2006

Monday, January 9th, 2006


- Senate Hearings Open for Samuel Alito
- 17 Americans Dead in Iraq Violence, Helicopter Crash
- Witnesses: US Bombing of Ramadi Neighborhood Kills 6 Teens
- Delay Abandons Bid To Reclaim House Majority Spot
- Funeral Services Begin For West Virginia Coal Miners
- Head of UN Force in Haiti Dies of Apparent Suicide
- Greenpeace Confronts Japanese Whaling in Southern Ocean
- My Lai Rescuer Hugh Thompson Dead at 62


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Chris Keeley

His opinion in the Casey decision in Pennsylvania that upheld the right of the state legislature to

Fmr. NARAL Head Kate Michelman on Alito and Her Own Pre-Roe v Wade Experience Getting an Abortion and Consent From the Husband Who Abandoned Her

Monday, January 9th, 2006


Senate hearings begin today for Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito. In 1991, Alito was the lone dissenting federal judge in a case that struck down a Pennsylvania law that required women seeking abortions to notify their spouses. We speak with Kate Michelman, former head of NARAL Pro-Choice America, about Alito and her own experience in getting an abortion 1969 - before Roe v. Wade - when she had to seek permission from her husband who had abandoned her. [includes rush transcript]

Senate hearings begin today for Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito -- President Bush's pick to replace Sandra Day O'Connor on the Supreme Court.

For the past 15 years Alito has served on the federal appeals court. During the 1980s he worked as an attorney in the Reagan and Bush administrations.


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Chris Keeley

It’s simply the currently most visible excrescence of a truly national scandal: the fearful dominati

by Hendrik Hertzberg
Issue of 2006-01-16
Posted 2006-01-09

If present trends continue, and if ordinary Americans follow the inspiring example set last week by their elected leaders, 2006 should be a record year for charitable giving. President Bush himself led the way with a six-thousand-dollar donation to the American Heart Association. Capitol Hill Republicans rushed to join the philanthropic parade. Democrats got caught up in the spirit, too, though it must be said that their donations were not nearly as numerous or, on the whole, as generous as those of their colleagues across the aisle. And, almost without exception, the gifts have gone to charities located in the states or districts represented by the givers, where they can do some good for somebody besides the recipients. Still, what an outpouring! In just four days, according to figures collected by the Associated Press, sixty-five members of the 109th Congress contributed some four hundred and fourteen thousand dollars for the relief of the less fortunate. Were they to keep up the pace for the remaining fifty-one weeks of 2006, their collective charitable giving would add up to about twenty-one million dollars—enough to make up for more than four years’ worth of the cuts their latest budget made to the Mine Safety and Health Administration.

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